Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BRIDGEPORT BUDGET – In a budget workshop that preceded Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled meeting, the Bridgeport city council discussed shifting $0.031 to interest and sinking (I&S) or debt service tax rate to cover the hospital debt and pave the way to an overall balanced budget. During the meeting, the city council approved an advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation […]

David McIntyre

MEMORIAL service for David McIntyre, 59, of Denton is 3 p.m. Saturday at Southmont Baptist Church in Denton. McIntyre was one time a pastor in Alvord, and he and his wife, Anita, ran Daystar Christian Academy in Alvord and Bridgeport.

Martha “Mottie” Huber

FUNERAL for Martha “Mottie” Huber, 66, of Runaway Bay is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at White Stone Baptist Church in Runaway Bay with burial at Eternal Oaks Cemetery. Family visitation is 7-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Lavada Lee Gage Griggs

FUNERAL for Lavada Lee Gage Griggs, 93, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

Jimmie Gene Armes

GRAVESIDE service for Jimmie Gene Armes, 81, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

Kenneth Cordell Freeman

SERVICE for Kenneth Cordell Freeman, 84, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with burial at Sweetwater Cemetery.

Fences must be maintained

Our drive home the evening of April 19 resulted in a frightening experience for our family. Returning home from Bridgeport, approximately two miles south on Farm Road 920, four cows suddenly crossed in front of my vehicle. My 16-year-old daughter yelled, “Mom, cows in the road.” I braked and steered into the left lane as the cows continued crossing. Even […]

Academic freedom for sale – cheap

Billionaires are different from you and me for obvious reasons, including the fact that they buy much pricier baubles than we do. A sleek car costing $100,000? Why that’s just an impulse purchase. A few million bucks for a Matisse original? Go ahead – it’ll liven up the hallway. How about throwing a fat wad of cash at a university […]

The ‘Caring’ began Tuesday, but more is needed

Decatur showed it cared earlier this week. Or more specifically, volunteers with the Decatur Cares program exhibited a willingness to help their neighbors. Tables arranged end to end filled with 600 plastic bags of food stretched the length of a school hallway early Tuesday. But as the morning wore on, the bags began to disappear and the tables were put […]

Lavada Lee Gage Griggs

Funeral for Lavada Lee Gage Griggs, 93, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Monte Tuttle officiating. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Griggs died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Decatur. Born June 18, 1917, in Sycamore to Merlin Monroe and Buna […]